It’s been more than a year since Crescent Moon first publicly unveiled a new game they’re releasing called Morphite, a low-poly space exploration adventure, and we’ve covered the game a ton in the time since then. Well, it’s all finally coming to a head as today Crescent Moon, in partnership with We’re Five Games and Blowfish Studios, have announced that their project is at long last complete and we can all look forward to playing Morphite on a variety of platforms on September 7th. Those platforms are: iOS (obviously), Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. An Android version is coming too but no date has been set, but it will be before the end of 2017. In celebration of the launch date announcement, a spectacular new Morphite trailer has also been released.
As for the whole gist of what you do in Morphite, just in case you haven’t been following along, here’s the official description of the game:
Set in a distant future where humanity has colonized the far reaches of space, Morphite follows the story of Myrah Kale, a young woman whose life takes a sudden turn when a simple mission develops into an epic interstellar journey revealing her mysterious past and relation to a coveted substance called Morphite.
Myrah will voyage to the furthest corners of space and explore uncharted procedurally-generated planets, each with diverse landscapes and teeming with exotic flora and fauna. With the help of a scanner, Myrah will sell biological information for ship, suit and weapon upgrades.
Inside Myrah’s vessel, players will engage in random encounters with real-time space combat, trade with other travelers across the galaxy and navigate outer space with Morphite’s easy-to-use Starmap system.
I gotta tell you, I’m pretty excited! I played a very early version of Morphite some months back and even then you could tell there was something special to the experience of finding a new planet, landing on it, and exploring the wonders that were contained within. It sounds like you’ll be able to do that sort of thing to your heart’s content, but I’m also quite curious to see how the more structured story-based stuff is too. It’s going to feel like an eternity before September 7th rolls around, but to ease the pain of that wait in the meantime head over to the game’s forum thread where lots of eager players and the game’s developers are discussing all things Morphite.